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Photo: Eleeshushe Parr
Credit: Courtesy Inuit Art Section, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada


drawing, sculpture/carving, textile

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.


Date of Death:

Artists may have multiple dates of death listed as a result of when and where they passed away. Similar to date of birth, an artist may have passed away outside of a community centre or in another community resulting in different dates being recorded.




Eleeshushe Parr (1896–1975) was a talented artist from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. She is known for her creation of prints, drawings, sculptures and textile works. Parr created 1,160 drawings in total during her life, and a number where included in the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection between 1966 and 1969. She often depicted figures, animals and the daily events or activities of residents in her community.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
An Annotated Bibliography of Inuit Art 2007 Richard C. Crandall and Susan M. Crandall
Inuit Art: A History 2005 Richard C. Crandall
Arctic Expressions: Inuit Art and the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council, 1961-1989 1994 Susan Gustavison


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Classic Prints from Cape Dorset: 1960 - 1972 Apr - May 2003 Albers Gallery of Inuit Art
Then and Now - Inuit Prints from 1962 - 2002 Jan 2003 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Cross - Currents: Cape Dorset in the 1960's June 2001 Feheley Fine Arts


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1970 Dorset Fine Arts
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1969 Dorset Fine Arts
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1968 Dorset Fine Arts

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University Kingston, ON, Canada
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth, TX, United States
Art Gallery of Guelph Guelph, ON, Canada